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turnkey

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noun turn·key \ˈtərn-ˌkē\

Definition of turnkey

plural

turnkeys

  1. :  one who has charge of a prison's keys

1647

First Known Use of turnkey

1647


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turnkey

adjective turn·key

Definition of turnkey

  1. :  built, supplied, or installed complete and ready to operate <a turnkey nuclear plant> <a turnkey computer system>; also :  of or relating to a turnkey building or installation <a turnkey contract> <turnkey vendors>

1927

First Known Use of turnkey

1927


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turnkey

adjective turn·key

Definition of turnkey for English Language Learners

  • : complete and ready to be used


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